Frequently Asked Questions

Please see below for some of the more commonly asked questions, if you need more information please call or email us.

Common Questions

  • What does the NZPMA do?
    As your voice we speak for the industries you represent. This may be at government level where we actively lobby the Ministry for the Environment or through the Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA). We also deal with issues relating to Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) legislation and are involved in industry training and setting standards.

    We are your voice in the media when issues relating to the manufacture of paints, inks, resins and adhesives are making news, or when we believe there are industry related topics that need to be brought to the attention of the public.

    The NZPMA also works closely with our Australian counterpart the APMF.
  • Who runs the NZPMA?
    Your membership fees don’t go to the upkeep of a suite of offices. The Association is governed by the membership with day-to-day management the responsibility of an elected secretariat. Administration is handled by a virtual office, ensuring full support, with the minimum of costs.

    The Association is advised on technical and environmental issues by committees elected from the membership, and by an industrial relations specialist.
  • Why join the NZPMA?
    • As a member of the NZPMA you are part of a group of industry professionals working to an agreed set of standards.
    • Customers feel more confident dealing with a member of the NZPMA.
    • The greater the number of members, the greater the impact when it comes to being heard at government level.
    • It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. By joining NZPMA you have a network of people to call on for information and advice.
    • Because the NZPMA represents both suppliers and manufacturers, we provide a forum for the open exchange of information.
    • You will be more informed about what’s happening across the industry.
    • As a supplier you will gain a greater understanding of the issues manufacturers face on a day to day basis.
    • As a manufacturer you’re able to discuss new trends and developments directly with your suppliers.
  • How do I find out more about you?
    Please contact us, or one of our members.